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Re: Re: durable
"2. the fabric doesnt fail in the field ... either through abrasion or DWR failure ... generally 3 layer are more durable in that regard, and the importance of skills in that you reapply your ...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 03, 12:12am

Re: Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
"2) Buy a button down (or some other style) hiking shirt. A lot of companies offer these, and they seem to be bug resistant and breathe really well. Unfortunately, many of them come pre-treate...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 9:30pm

Re: eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
During the design process Polartec made sure the breathability was higher than any competitor including Event. Based on all accounts I have seen it is. As to how waterproof it is Event has a hydr...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
September 01, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
"Waterproof breathable clothing is neither. Eventually it leaks and you will get soaked from sweat. " I find this statement an exaggeration. Ves eventually every rain jacket will leak...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 01, 12:59pm

Re: UHMWPE film
"Consider carbon as an analogy. Carbon fiber composites (including laminar composites like carbon fiber-containing Cubic Tech products) are extraordinarily strong per unit weight. Carbon fiber...

In GEAR » alternatives to Cuben Fabric?
August 31, 2:41pm

UV resistance
Tyvek is made from 100% polyethylene and it is UV resistant. Also the desity of the material probably will very between LDP,HDP,UHMW, and cros linked polethylene. So the best way to know what the...

In GEAR » alternatives to Cuben Fabric?
August 28, 12:23pm

Re: California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
"I thought the forest service encouraged fires to burn often to prevent these mega fires from happening." Most national parks allow naturally caused fires to burn or implement controll...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 26, 10:21pm

Re: bear boxes
"I'd like to see steel storage boxes (discretely) positioned in all camping locations in problems areas of the Sierra." One bear in Kings Canyon actually found a weekness in the st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear learns how to crack Garcia cans at Yosemite
August 26, 7:46pm

Re: Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread
Quest outfitters sells tyvek and it looks like they will do international shipping. http://www.questoutfitters.com/uncoated_fabrics.htm#Uncoated Fabrics Quest sells the soft structured Tyvek ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread
August 26, 10:35am

Re: Minimal drop shoes -> Regular shoes = back pain?
My problem was with arch collapse and heal pain. Haven't had any since I went to flat shoes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Minimal drop shoes -> Regular shoes = back pain?
August 20, 5:07pm

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